Scott Brown’s spokesman: Yeah, he might vote for Reid’s bill

posted at 4:45 pm on July 29, 2011 by Allahpundit

I don’t get it. Both sides now understand that the final bill will be a compromise between Reid and Boehner. If you’re a Republican, why hand Reid extra leverage in those negotiations by helping him to pass his own plan? The Democrats are going to knock down Boehner’s bill tonight; the GOP should turn around and knock Reid’s down too. That would preserve the Republican talking point that they’ve passed two bills in the House while the Democrats have passed nothing in the Senate and it’ll reduce some of Reid’s clout when he huddles with Boehner and McConnell. Instead, Brown sounds ready to give Reid bipartisan cover. Why? He can placate Massachusetts voters by voting for the final bill instead.

He keeps daring conservatives to primary him and hand that Senate seat back to the Democrats. One step too far this time?

“Sen. Brown tells WBUR parties need to work across the aisle to resolve debt-ceiling impasse; he’d vote for Reid’s plan,” the Boston public radio station posted on its Twitter account…

“Senator Brown will support a bill that contains spending cuts and doesn’t increase taxes and allows us to avoid default,” said Marcie Kinzel, spokeswoman for Brown. “That could be a Republican bill, or a Democrat bill – it doesn’t matter.”

Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe said she couldn’t vote to proceed to the Reid plan, but she said “that’s not meant to say there aren’t issues between the Reid and Boehner plan that couldn’t be worked out.”

There’s no audio of the WBUR interview but Greg Sargent confirmed with the reporter who conducted it that Brown said he’d vote for Reid’s bill. Meanwhile, Bob Corker sounds iffy on short-term debt-ceiling hikes, which may or may not mean that he’d support Reid’s long-term solution instead. If Reid can get those two plus the Snowe/Collins/Murkowski squish caucus plus the GOP retirees who have nothing to lose (Kyl, Coburn, and Hutchison), then he can get to 60 even without Joe Manchin. Which is not to say that he will get there — it’s unfathomable that, after House Democrats held out against Boehner, Senate Republicans wouldn’t repay the kindness to Reid — but there’s your bipartisan nucleus for passage of the final compromise bill this weekend.

Cantor says Boehner has the votes in the House, so today’s suspenseful second attempt at a floor vote … ain’t so suspenseful. But don’t fret: Thanks to Brown, there’ll be drama later tonight in the Senate. And who knows? If things wrap up by early evening, we may yet see details of a compromise package start to leak before the day is through. Exit quotation from Reid: “The only compromise there is, is mine.” Click the image to watch.

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Remember when he was touted as a possible presidential candidate?

Good times, good times.

Rebar on July 29, 2011 at 4:47 PM

Traitor.

andy85719 on July 29, 2011 at 4:47 PM

dick

winston on July 29, 2011 at 4:48 PM

He was a necessary dose of kaopectate.

You don’t expect a teaspoon of that stuff to stop up the works much, and know he is sliding out with the rest of the crap.

ajacksonian on July 29, 2011 at 4:49 PM

What should we make of a Republican who represents MA?
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What should we make of a woman who works in a brothel?

Akzed on July 29, 2011 at 4:49 PM

Still a thousand times more preferable than Martha “Yankees” Coakley.

KingGold on July 29, 2011 at 4:49 PM

Primary Scott. I would rather have a Democrat than that RINO.

taney71 on July 29, 2011 at 4:50 PM

If you’re a Republican, why hand Reid extra leverage in those negotiations by helping him to pass his own plan?

Because even though Republicans have the upper hand, or would if they only realized it, the way things are going right now Democrats are going to win. Boehner is on the verge of capitulation by all news accounts.

FloatingRock on July 29, 2011 at 4:50 PM

In Swahili, the word “politician” is the same word they use for elephant dung. What does that tell you?

PhilipJames on July 29, 2011 at 4:51 PM

Scott Brown wants to be on the winning team.

FloatingRock on July 29, 2011 at 4:51 PM

Reid: “The only compromise there is, is mine.”

The Mortician has spoken.

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2011 at 4:51 PM

I still think the House should adjourn until Aug 2 after the vote on the revised bill. Tell the Senate it’s a take it or leave it proposition.

Annar on July 29, 2011 at 4:52 PM

Martha Coakley would have been pushing Reid even further to the left.

Brown is the best you can hope for out of Massachusetts.

cool breeze on July 29, 2011 at 4:52 PM

Thanks for nothing scott. Looks like you are possitioning yourself for another run. Loser.

DuctTapeMyBrain on July 29, 2011 at 4:52 PM

“Rino Republicans in Blue states are always better than a Democrat!!11!!”

-Apologists

portlandon on July 29, 2011 at 4:52 PM

Boehner is on the verge of capitulation by all news accounts.

FloatingRock on July 29, 2011 at 4:50 PM

Link?

gophergirl on July 29, 2011 at 4:53 PM

Actually, I think Boehner and Cantor want to be on the winning team to, that’s why they’re siding with the Democrats against the tea party.

FloatingRock on July 29, 2011 at 4:53 PM

It wouldn’t surprise me if he did vote with Reid since he IS a RINO, but what were the options. One day maybe they will get a decent conservative to run there.

SgtRed on July 29, 2011 at 4:53 PM

Old and Busted: “Teabagging”
The New Hotness: “Reaching across the aisle”

saint kansas on July 29, 2011 at 4:54 PM

Will the GOP lean on Brown as much as they have been on Jordan?

gwelf on July 29, 2011 at 4:55 PM

“Why?”

Come on AP, RINOS LOVE TO VOTE FOR DEM BILLS.

j_galt on July 29, 2011 at 4:55 PM

Still a thousand times more preferable than Martha “Yankees” Coakley.

KingGold on July 29, 2011 at 4:49 PM

Why? We know how Martha would vote. Rino’s like Brown you have to bribe, or beg, or trade to get him to vote for his team.

portlandon on July 29, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Oh my, my aunt Agnes.

Cindy Munford on July 29, 2011 at 4:56 PM

this is too funny… did anyone really expect otherwise from this guy?

gatorboy on July 29, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Spenditol

Speakup on July 29, 2011 at 4:57 PM

Well, we knew Brown was less than a Rino going in, but further to the center, than Coakley. So we cheered him on.

It was a tea party, and conservative push that got him the seat, after Dems pulled their crap. That doesn’t mean he’d have an easy time next time around. Especially in Mass. However….I’m saddened to see that Brown doesn’t have more backbone, and courage. His stance on this, is nothing to be proud of. Obviously, his re-election is just as important to him, as Obama’s is to Obama. Politics, before country.

Shame on you Scott Brown.

capejasmine on July 29, 2011 at 4:57 PM

Yeah, you folks are all correct-Martha “Curt Schilling is a Yankees Fan” Coakley would have been so much better than Scott.

Del Dolemonte on July 29, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Why? We know how Martha would vote.

portlandon on July 29, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Yes, against us 100% of the time. Is this so hard to grasp?

KingGold on July 29, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Still a thousand times more preferable than Martha “Yankees” Coakley.

KingGold on July 29, 2011 at 4:49 PM

And here comes the resident establishment shill to defend another RINO… (snicker)…

KingGold, you are as predictable as Obama’s golf outings.

TheRightMan on July 29, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Well a small matter I know, but does Reid actually have bill?

I still don’t understand why the House Republicans are bothering to go through all this, they already sent a bill (maybe 2 at this point) to the Senate. The Senate announced the other day that they would vote down or table the new bill. So the house should just adjourn and wait for the Senate to do something and if they send anything but the original bill back for conference they shouldn’t even discuss voting on it.

whbates on July 29, 2011 at 4:59 PM

Boehner is on the verge of capitulation by all Democrat Media news accounts.

FloatingRock on July 29, 2011 at 4:50 PM

FIFY

Del Dolemonte on July 29, 2011 at 4:59 PM

Link?

gophergirl on July 29, 2011 at 4:53 PM

The headlines over at Townhall and elsewhere indicate he has the votes rounded up but the vote will be later, beginning the process of capitulation.

FloatingRock on July 29, 2011 at 4:59 PM

If you’re a Republican, why hand Reid extra leverage in those negotiations by helping him to pass his own plan?

Because Boehner and McConnell are willing to DO ANYTHING to keep from being blamed for the default. They are so scared of that they will band with the Dims in order to get a bill through and get more debt heaped on our grandkids.

Who’s going to be the first asked to cross the isle with a cheery smile and a firm handshake for the Dims? Why – Scottie Brown!

This makes total sense.

HondaV65 on July 29, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Scott…..yes, the media darling and naked boy that was the vote to deny the Dems ObamaCare last year.

No more $$$ from Mammy or I or anyone here in Possum Holler.

You’s on yer own ya Playgirl spreader!

PappyD61 on July 29, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Spenditol

Speakup on July 29, 2011 at 4:57 PM

Heh. Love that commercial. It had me going last night when I saw it on TV for the first time. Of course they could call it Spenditolnmore.

CW on July 29, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Still a thousand times more preferable than Martha “Yankees” Coakley.

KingGold on July 29, 2011 at 4:49 PM

LOL … double standard much?

HondaV65 on July 29, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Yes, against us 100% of the time. Is this so hard to grasp?

KingGold on July 29, 2011 at 4:58 PM

And Scott Brown votes against up 95% on bills of importance. You can’t count on him.

Blue Dog democrats are more loyal than RINO Repubs.

portlandon on July 29, 2011 at 5:02 PM

And here comes the resident establishment shill to defend another RINO… (snicker)…

TheRightMan on July 29, 2011 at 4:58 PM

I’ll take it as a badge of honor, coming as it does from an ignorant True Conservative who can’t take a whizz without Mark Levin holding his undercarriage.

KingGold on July 29, 2011 at 5:03 PM

I still don’t understand why the House Republicans are bothering to go through all this, they already sent a bill (maybe 2 at this point) to the Senate.

whbates on July 29, 2011 at 4:59 PM

Don’t you understand????

The BOEHNER BILL HAS MAGIC IN IT!

Once it’s passed … the seas will part, gulf oil wells will start pumping again, the Lame Stream Media will love us and it’ll sail right through the Senate!

Jeeese man – get with the program!

HondaV65 on July 29, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Yeah, you folks are all correct-Martha “Curt Schilling is a Yankees Fan” Coakley would have been so much better than Scott.

Del Dolemonte on July 29, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Yeah, and RedSocksNation is a Yankees Fan too.

derft on July 29, 2011 at 5:04 PM

He’s a jerk but I don’t care. Winning that seat was a thrill, as well as inspiring going into 2010.

That said, I don’t care if he retains the seat in 2012 as he is just a tad more repugnant than the ladies from Maine.

myrenovations on July 29, 2011 at 5:05 PM

I’ll take it as a badge of honor, coming as it does from an ignorant True Conservative who can’t take a whizz without Mark Levin holding his undercarriage.

KingGold on July 29, 2011 at 5:03 PM

Wear as you wish – whatever makes you feel comfortable – because the shoe fits your feet!

HondaV65 on July 29, 2011 at 5:05 PM

“Rino Republicans in Blue states are always better than a Democrat!!11!!”

-Apologists

portlandon on July 29, 2011 at 4:52 PM

Let me know when you’re done taking care of all the RINOs and donks in red states, then we can talk.

cool breeze on July 29, 2011 at 5:07 PM

Will the GOP lean on Brown as much as they have been on Jordan?

gwelf on July 29, 2011 at 4:55 PM

Nope, the GOP Establishment applauds him in private for voting the way they would have loved to vote were it not for those “icky” Tea partiers and conservatives.

TheRightMan on July 29, 2011 at 5:07 PM

it’s unfathomable that, after House Democrats held out against Boehner, Senate Republicans wouldn’t repay the kindness to Reid

Yeah! What about that “long game”, we‘ve been hearing so much about? What about that Tea Party screwing up previous gains? Seems to me the hard-line stupidity of the House is only matched by the squishy-ness stupidity of the “moderates” in the Senate. Hooray?

Weight of Glory on July 29, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Yeah, you folks are all correct-Martha “Curt Schilling is a Yankees Fan” Coakley would have been so much better than Scott.

Del Dolemonte on July 29, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Why even bring up Martha Coakley? Scott Brown got elected by the Conservative Wave of 2010. He is a fluke.

Are we all supposed to be shocked that he would give the Dems a bipartisan bill to use against us?

portlandon on July 29, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Let me know when you’re done taking care of all the RINOs and donks in red states, then we can talk.

cool breeze on July 29, 2011 at 5:07 PM

Most of ‘em are gone down here in the South now – got a few pesky critters scurrying about … one named Grahamnesty but we’ll get him next election!

HondaV65 on July 29, 2011 at 5:08 PM

If you’re a Republican, why hand Reid extra leverage in those negotiations by helping him to pass his own plan?

Hmmm the key to this dilemma might be right in front of our very eyes.

Chip on July 29, 2011 at 5:08 PM

It still amazes me that some people think Scott Brown would do something different. Most people could have predicted this kinda vote at least a week before Scottie got elected. There is nothing surprising about this story. Nothing.

joejm65 on July 29, 2011 at 5:09 PM

Why even bring up Martha Coakley? Scott Brown got elected by the Conservative Wave of 2010. He is a fluke.

portlandon on July 29, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Not really. He was elected before the wave in 2010. His special-election victory may have helped propel the wave, but he wasn’t part of the November 2010 massacre. Scottie was pre-Obamacare, the wave happened post-Obamacare.

joejm65 on July 29, 2011 at 5:12 PM

Why even bring up Martha Coakley? Scott Brown got elected by the Conservative Wave of 2010. He is a fluke.

portlandon on July 29, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Scott Brown was elected after an extremely concerted effort to keep him funded and keep the attention on the race. Ask OmahaConservative how wrong you are that it was a “fluke.”

Are you playing dumb to make a point?

KingGold on July 29, 2011 at 5:12 PM

He’s a jerk but I don’t care. Winning that seat was a thrill, as well as inspiring going into 2010.

That said, I don’t care if he retains the seat in 2012 as he is just a tad more repugnant than the ladies from Maine.

myrenovations on July 29, 2011 at 5:05 PM

No better, no worse than the Maine twins. They’ve shafted us for many years. Let’s primary all three if we can get quality candidates.

slickwillie2001 on July 29, 2011 at 5:12 PM

Are we all supposed to be shocked that he would give the Dems a bipartisan bill to use against us?

portlandon on July 29, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Stop thinking about this as DIM vs GOP.

This is actually … Democrats and RINO’s vs Tea Party.

The RINO’s (which includes GOP leadership) – is bound and determined to increase our national debt no matter what – they’ll do ANYTHING to keep from being blamed with a “default”.

Which is why McConnel was willing to give Obama carte blanche to do it himself.

Tell the Dims and Rinos to craft their own bill – and pass it. There are more of them than there are Tea Party folks. Tea Party folks ran on a platform of DECREASING debt – not increasing it. You can’t force them to vote for increasing the debt any more than you can force the Pope to vote for an abortion bill!

DIMS AND RINOS vs Tea Party.

Yeah – and we Tea Party folks are going to lose this one. But we should stay true to our principles – and let the RINO’s deal with their votes in the next election.

This is the CLEAR way ahead.

HondaV65 on July 29, 2011 at 5:13 PM

Scott Brown was elected after an extremely concerted effort to keep him funded and keep the attention on the race. Ask OmahaConservative how wrong you are that it was a “fluke.”

Are you playing dumb to make a point?

KingGold on July 29, 2011 at 5:12 PM

He meant to say “Scott brown is a flake” not “fluke”.

HondaV65 on July 29, 2011 at 5:14 PM

I continue to be amazed by people who claimed Scott Brown would be better than Coakley.

This RINO swine not only votes the wrong way on all major bills, he gives Reid’s patethic bill the cover of being “bipartisan”. That is far more damaging to Republicans than Coakley would ever be.

Norwegian on July 29, 2011 at 5:14 PM

Exit quotation from Reid: “The only compromise there is, is mine.”

Obowmacare…

Seven Percent Solution on July 29, 2011 at 5:15 PM

This guy’s not a Republican . . . he’s just some kind of watered down Democrat. Or . . perhaps a mole.

rplat on July 29, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Classic NE Republican behavior. So why all the Pub hate here?

james23 on July 29, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Scott Brown was elected after an extremely concerted effort to keep him funded and keep the attention on the race. Ask OmahaConservative how wrong you are that it was a “fluke.”

Are you playing dumb to make a point?

KingGold on July 29, 2011 at 5:12 PM

I was waiting you for you to ask. Now lets see if you answer truthfully.

Who was it KingGold?

Q:What conservative entity (That you despise) got Scott Brown elected?

I’ll help you out: Answer: T _ A Party.

portlandon on July 29, 2011 at 5:19 PM

McRage: “Tea Party folks are hobbits”

Brown: “Yeah that Reed Bill is sexier than my magazine cover!”

McConnell: “Hey I got an idea – let’s just let Obama raise the ceiling himself!”

Boehner: “Hey, you guys don’t understand – I forgot to put the magic powder on the CCB before I gave it to Reid – PASS THIS BILL and I’ll put the magic into it!”

ALL … ALL … ALL of this makes sense.

The GOP leadership is now working with the Dims to do anything to raise the debt limit!

Sooo … let them do it!

HondaV65 on July 29, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Del Dolemonte on July 29, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Why even bring up Martha Coakley? Scott Brown got elected by the Conservative Wave of 2010. He is a fluke.

Are we all supposed to be shocked that he would give the Dems a bipartisan bill to use against us?

portlandon on July 29, 2011 at 5:08 PM

No, he was elected before the Wave.

And as others here have correctly noted, she would have been even further to the Left in the Senate than The Swimmer.

Del Dolemonte on July 29, 2011 at 5:19 PM

No better, no worse than the Maine twins. They’ve shafted us for many years. Let’s primary all three if we can get quality candidates.

slickwillie2001 on July 29, 2011 at 5:12 PM

A few points:

1) Olympia Snowe is not going to be primaried. Her first husband pretty much saved the life of tea-party governor Paul LePage, who has now promised to run interference on her behalf in gratitude. As well he should.

2) Scott Brown is also not going to be primaried. There’s no-one else in the state who can run against him, and he’s filled to the brim with cash.

3) “Quality candidates” takes a strange meaning when RINO-hunt fervor pops up. Remember – last time, our ace fighters were a district attorney, a former state legislator, and an unemployed marketing consultant. They were considered “quality candidates.”

KingGold on July 29, 2011 at 5:20 PM

Primary his @$$ and send him packing. His election to the senate did not stop Obamacare in the end. And he votes against the GOP on all the important laws and bills.

Time to say “Good day sir.”

mechkiller_k on July 29, 2011 at 5:20 PM

Has anyone noticed that the story being promoted by the media and the Left (Chief of Staff & Bob Beckel) is that Obama and Boehner had a deal but the Tea Party forced Boehner to walk away? Boehner said that Obama wanted 400Billion more spending. Guys, the Left is trying to divide by using the Tea Party as the villain. Are you going to fall for it?

Cindy Munford on July 29, 2011 at 5:21 PM

CCB was a compromise tilted some 10 to 1 toward the democrats. Reids bill isn’t even that much.

Count to 10 on July 29, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Scott…..yes, the media darling and naked boy that was the vote to deny the Dems ObamaCare last year.

No more $$$ from Mammy or I or anyone here in Possum Holler.

You’s on yer own ya Playgirl spreader!

PappyD61 on July 29, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Hehe. The folks down here in Crawdad Crick liked your post. :)

Geochelone on July 29, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Q:What conservative entity (That you despise) got Scott Brown elected?

portlandon on July 29, 2011 at 5:19 PM

I say this almost about to puke.

The Mittster.

KingGold on July 29, 2011 at 5:23 PM

No, he was elected before the Wave.

And as others here have correctly noted, she would have been even further to the Left in the Senate than The Swimmer.

Del Dolemonte on July 29, 2011 at 5:19 PM

No he wasn’t. The TEA Party wave started clear back in 2009. Brown’s election was the beginning.

portlandon on July 29, 2011 at 5:28 PM

ANOTHER RINO JOINS THE HERD!

pilamaye on July 29, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Traitorous POS.

Viper1 on July 29, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Has anyone noticed that the story being promoted by the media and the Left (Chief of Staff & Bob Beckel) is that Obama and Boehner had a deal but the Tea Party forced Boehner to walk away? Boehner said that Obama wanted 400Billion more spending. Guys, the Left is trying to divide by using the Tea Party as the villain. Are you going to fall for it?

Cindy Munford on July 29, 2011 at 5:21 PM

I have read several of your posts on this topic and am glad to see you leading the charge in exposing the Left’s tactics against the TPers. Seems to be a flurry of activity to villanize the T-Party. (Is that a word?)

Sad to say its not just the left; there are those vested interests, the entrenched gate-keepers on our side who view the Tea Party as an obstacle to overcome, an obstacle to the implementation of their better wisdom.

We got news for them though. They got no wisdom and what these aisle-crossing diplomats want ain’t gettin’ no implemented either, at least in the long term.

Geochelone on July 29, 2011 at 5:40 PM

No he wasn’t. The TEA Party wave started clear back in 2009. Brown’s election was the beginning.

portlandon on July 29, 2011 at 5:28 PM

he was not elected by tea partiers….he was elected by independents….

jimver on July 29, 2011 at 5:41 PM

Scott Brown, brought to you by Summer’s Eve.

BKeyser on July 29, 2011 at 5:43 PM

He must have traded his pickup truck for a hybrid.

tommer74 on July 29, 2011 at 5:46 PM

he was not elected by tea partiers….he was elected by independents….

jimver on July 29, 2011 at 5:41 PM

So I suppose all that campaign money from all across the nation from TEA PARTiers and the huge TEA Party gatherings he gave speeches to didn’t get him elected huh?

Please

portlandon on July 29, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Primary Scott. I would rather have a Democrat than that RINO.

taney71 on July 29, 2011 at 4:50 PM

..I understand your pain, brother. Probably rather have Obama for another four years as well, right?

The War Planner on July 29, 2011 at 5:59 PM

Ronald Reagan would be so proud. /s

kringeesmom on July 29, 2011 at 5:59 PM

Scott is an even emptier suit than BHO. A complete waste of time.

wraithby on July 29, 2011 at 6:03 PM

portlandon on July 29, 2011 at 5:49 PM

I agree with your interpretation. How can an event which has such a recent occurrence be so wrongly remembered?

I suggest that the answer lies in denial of the Tea Party zeitgeist; then and even now.

How many metaphors were correctly spun about the TEA PARTY and Scott Brown winning MASSACHUSETTS. Since the day of his victorious r3volution in taking a Kennedy seat it has been hailed as an act of American Patriotism; not unlike the Boston Tea Party itself. The Money bomb was primed with TP donations.

But I doubt that even this will trigger recollections in some “observers”.

Geochelone on July 29, 2011 at 6:03 PM

He’s being smart about his own career.

Fact is, he’s going to lose his seat, no matter what. That he won it was due to the fact that Coakley was the worst candidate for office – ever. The democrats won’t make that mistake again.

Another fact, Massachusetts loves them some RINO governors. Brown is just polishing up his RINO credentials, for a run at the governor’s mansion after his inevitable defeat for reelection. Which he has a pretty good chance at winning.

It all makes perfect sense – he’s out for himself, and that’s the best plan for his political career.

Rebar on July 29, 2011 at 6:04 PM

he was not elected by tea partiers….he was elected by independents….

jimver on July 29, 2011 at 5:41 PM

It was PUMAS and the TEA party, that got Scott Brown (R) elected. There are more Democrats registered to vote in Mass than Republicans. I guess Scott Brown is going to run as a Democrat next time around?

Dr Evil on July 29, 2011 at 6:06 PM

Why play for a weak minor league squad when you can play for the big boys?

rickyricardo on July 29, 2011 at 6:08 PM

I hate Scott Brown. That is all.

Amadeus on July 29, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Why play for a weak minor league squad when you can play for the big boys?

rickyricardo on July 29, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Oh, I get it. In other words, why be slightly Liberal when you can go full-speed Alinsky/

kingsjester on July 29, 2011 at 6:13 PM

Masshole…

Caper29 on July 29, 2011 at 6:16 PM

Who would Scotty Brown be in the Lord of the Rings?

mmmm, of course Ojesus would be Sauron.

His evil eye would be Holder and Napolitano.

The Ringwraiths would be…….?

Would Brown be one?

PappyD61 on July 29, 2011 at 6:40 PM

To be fair, Brown said that he would also vote for the Beohner bill. He just wants a bill to pass I think.

Terrye on July 29, 2011 at 6:54 PM

I sent money to Brown, I campaigned for Brown, I voted for Brown. Next time around it is not again, not again, & probably. Be assured, the Democrat alternative will be mindbogglingly bad, Kevin Jennings + Van Jones bad. Scott Brown is a placeholder against that, nothing more. I knew that going in.

I will send money where it will do the most good, to get another conservative elected somewhere else. Each cycle we can ratchet in more conservatives and eventually politicians like Brown will no longer be a problem.

roy_batty on July 29, 2011 at 7:23 PM

We must have socially liberal Republicans in the liberally controlled states to at least vote on the fiscal issues that we need to pass. I mean, as long as they’ll vote on the fiscal issues conservatively…

Hey, wait … a … minute….

or

Hey, congrats on that Massachusetts Senate seat Republicans, “lol, snort, snicker”. Crr6/

And she’d be right.

hawkdriver on July 29, 2011 at 7:24 PM

Would Brown be one?

PappyD61 on July 29, 2011 at 6:40 PM

Rosie Cotton.

hawkdriver on July 29, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Where are the RINO’s who say O’Donnell shouldn’t have been the candidate? HUH? WHERE ARE YOU NOW? This is why you don’t vote for liberals on the Republican ticket. At least when they’re Dems, they’re on the other side and not destroying you from the inside. Wouldn’t you be PROUD to have yet another vote for the DEM bill with that nice R next to it? You feeling the Reid love yet?

MrX on July 29, 2011 at 7:35 PM

I gave a bunch of money to the Brown campaign. Never to any non-Conservative. Never again.

If for no other reason that solidarity, all the RINOs in the Senate need to vote against the Reid proposal. As it is, I can see the defectors giving Reid 60.

hawkdriver on July 29, 2011 at 7:41 PM

hawkdriver on July 29, 2011 at 7:41 PM

He’s a one term Senator. The Democrats out number Republicans in Mass., the Independents thought they were voting for a deal breaker when they voted him into office thought he was the firewall to the Obamacare bill passing.

That’s not going to be the case when he runs for reelection. The argument will be, his seat will help the Republicans get the Senate majority. Some how I doubt the TEA party is going to get behind him next time. They can make up a Senate seat some place else. Ideally a conservative Senate candidate in a state with a lot of electoral votes.

Dr Evil on July 29, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Is it not a distortion of what he is saying? He laid out the goals that the bill should target: Senator Brown will support a bill that contains spending cuts and doesn’t increase taxes and allows us to avoid default. If a bill contains all that, it does not matter whether it originate from whom.

What is the objection yo that. If the Dem came up with a good piece of legislation, should one reject it out of hand just because it came from the Dems?

bayview on July 29, 2011 at 10:10 PM

Remember when he was touted as a possible presidential candidate?

Good times, good times.

Rebar on July 29, 2011 at 4:47 PM

Yup! And I remember Glenn Beck having the opinion that Brown was a RINO, and I remember how nearly everyone here on HA lambasted GB for saying so.

I do believe that Mr. Beck has once again been vindicated.

JeffVader on July 30, 2011 at 2:53 AM

From the link of Reid talking compromise:

“Obvious what is being done in the House is not compromise. It is being jammed through with all kinds of non-transparent dealings, people shuffling in and out of the Republican Leader’s office. We’re recognizing that the only compromise that there is, is mine,” Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) said.

Oh, you mean like Obamacare?

Big John on July 30, 2011 at 3:19 PM

“Scott Brown’s spokesman: Yeah, he might vote for Reid’s bill”

Did the senator change the Senate office staff when he replaced Senator Kennedy.

davod on July 31, 2011 at 9:20 AM